15 June 2018
Is your horse absorbing the supplement and/or feed you are giving?
Some people take convincing of this, but it really doesn’t matter what is on the label, if your horse is not absorbing it you are simply wasting your time and money!
Our Mega X Iron and Multivitamin supplement is one of the best and most thoroughly researched equine Multi Vitamins in NZ (actually I would argue in a lab test this product would be the best!).
For the full article on how and why this is true please read below.
Or here is a very brief summary of the research:
The proprietary blend of organic chelated minerals in the Mega X are better able to reach the site of absorption for greater utilisation. And utilisation is the key.
The Mega X is such a good product that we are deleting our other Iron and Multi Vitamin supplement - Vital Feed, as it just doesn’t compare. The label reads well, but the ingredients are not as well absorbed and utilised and they don’t stay mixed in solution which leads to irregular dosing. You can get Mega X this week only on SPECIAL. See our specials page – of if you want to order a box (4 units) and get 1 bottle FREE just phone or email me.
Essential trace elements that are supplemented exist as ions, complexes or chelates during the digestion process. Inorganic minerals ionize/disassociate very quickly in a fluid environment. These free ions look to react with the first compound with which they come in contact. If the compound they react with is digestible to the animal, then the nutrient can go on to be absorbed and utilized by the animal. However, many of the compounds that the nutrient will react to are not digestible to the animal. In fact, many times inorganic trace minerals are so inefficient they cannot overcome digestive obstacles and they don’t get utilized at all.
Organic chelated minerals are prepared in such a manner as to pre-bond the element to something that is known to improve the availability of the mineral. This bond helps prevent the nutrient from reacting to something that will tie it up and cause it not to be absorbed. The bonding process is called chelation and the goal is to make the animal more efficient in utilizing the nutrients.
The difficulty in complexing or chelating nutrients is establishing a bond that can survive the harsh environment of the digestive tract. A simple complex is bonded by a single point of attachment. A chelate, on the other hand, has two or more attachment points per organic partner. It takes more energy to free the chelated mineral (break the bond) than it does the complexed mineral. The end result is a higher probability of the nutrient being absorbed and utilized properly.
Mega-X contains X-Factor, a proprietary blend of performance nutrients. This blend includes a balanced ratio of organic chelated minerals. Due to the unique manufacturing process, X-Factor minerals remain chelated even in solution. They have over 100 times the bonding strength and over 10 times more chelated mineral in solution than other leading organic products. This enables more of the mineral to reach the site of absorption for greater utilization.
In addition to the results seen in performance horses, University studies have shown faster hoof growth and greater hip height in yearling horses using Mega X regularly.